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posted by martyb on Tuesday November 13 2018, @12:50PM   Printer-friendly
from the Room-101-dept dept.

As the days go by our hard won freedoms and liberty are slowly being eroded. In Europe a crushing blow has been made to freedom of speech with a European Court of Human Rights upholding a conviction for saying that the person known as Muhammad ten centuries ago was technically a paedophile based on information in historical texts. The statement was made in reference to Muhammad's marriage to a six year old child name called Aisha. The court found that “Presenting objects of religious worship in a provocative way capable of hurting the feelings of the followers of that religion could be conceived as a malicious violation of the spirit of tolerance, which was one of the bases of a democratic society.”. In giving its ruling that "Muhammad was not a worthy subject of worship" the court has additionally demonstrated a complete misunderstanding as to the religion involved which worships "Allah", a word meaning 'God', not 'Muhammad' who claimed to be a prophet of this god. Freedom of speech is dying.


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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday November 15 2018, @05:53AM (2 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 15 2018, @05:53AM (#762062) Journal

    Let's just throw money at them. Who needs management?

    That is the problem with government-run systems. They're great for making sure the checks are signed, not so good for spending money usefully.

    We think this is a much better system, as insurance companies don't control the whole process to maximise their profits.

    Insurance companies don't control the whole process in any country, including the US.

    It also means that when Mrs. Zombie broke her ankle last year, she got prompt, professional treatment at no cost. We didn't even have to sell our house to pay for it.

    Nobody does even in the US. And since you owned a house, it sounds like you could have easily paid for her health care rather than burden your society with that. So why didn't you?

  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday November 15 2018, @07:20PM (1 child)

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Thursday November 15 2018, @07:20PM (#762310)

    ...you could have easily paid for her health care...

    Of course I could.

    And I have been over the last 30-odd years. It's called tax and I'm happy to pay it, because it gets me things like schools and roads and proper health care.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Friday November 16 2018, @03:59AM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 16 2018, @03:59AM (#762519) Journal

      And I have been over the last 30-odd years. It's called tax and I'm happy to pay it, because it gets me things like schools and roads and proper health care.

      And an immense level of corruption and incompetence. That's what happens when people use other peoples' money in place of their own.